Family makes U-turn, says Aisha Buhari’s ADC still in detention

The family of the Aide De Camp (ADC) to the wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, Aisha, has said that he has not yet been released contrary to earlier reports.

The ADC, Sani Baba-Inna, was arrested on Friday last week after Mrs Buhari accused him of fraud.

Earlier reports quoting Baba-Inna’s elder brother, Farouq Baba-Inna, on Thursday afternoon said that he has been released.

However, Premium Times is reporting that Farouq has recanted, saying he was misinformed.

The reports also said spokesperson to Mrs Buhari, Suleiman Haruna, said Baba-Inna may not be released anytime soon.

“The officer is being investigated on allegation of corrupt practices, which is a serious offence. As such, it is unlikely that the DSS will compromise and release him midway without completing the investigation,” Mr Haruna said.

Mrs Buhari accuses Baba-Inna of collecting cash gifts totalling N2.5 billion from politicians and businesses over three years, money he allegedly kept to himself. She asked the police to retrieve the money, and publicly asked persons who may have given money to Baba-Inna to demand same from him.

However, police investigations, according to sources in the police, failed to trace such huge amount to the ADC.

Dissatisfied, Mrs Buhari asked the SSS to take over the case.

Spokesperson of the service, Peter Afunanya, said investigation was in progress.

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